Cas was born at the end of the
1940s and began performing in the late 60s, with a career based
in Europe. During that time he toured constantly throughout
Europe, working solo and with his band.
A well-known figure
on the Dutch music scene in the 70s and 80s, Cas worked with
artists as diverse as B.B. King, Yes, Sparks, Sonja Kristina,
Kayak, Leonie Janssen, Frans Ehlhart, Herman Van Veen, Boudewijn
de Groot and many others.
A chance meeting with Keith Allen
in 2012 brought Cas right back into the music scene. Cas and
Keith wrote a few songs and performed just the once with Keith’s
band. That was enough to unlock the latent song writing talent
that had lain dormant in Cas for a long while.
Cas had been
working on his painting and novels and out there in the real
world making a way as a successful antique dealer and
broadcaster. The songs that had served him so well as a younger
man no longer seemed relevant until a new, fresh outpouring of
lyric and melody coalesced into a handful of new songs, both
fresh and age appropriate. And so, in the early spring of 2012
Cas returned to the studio and ‘A Twist Of Time’ was born.
The floodgates were open. Rare gigs, including a set as DJ and
performer at Womad followed. Then came the birth of ‘Boy In The
Attic’ – a concept album of sorts drawing in recordings from
four decades, Cas harmonising with a younger self, working with
current musicians, playing with time.
In the spring of 2013
work began in earnest on ‘Boy’. The recordings are now complete.
Immortals is the first to emerge.
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